Senior Policy Officer, Economics, Trade and Marketing

Senior Policy Officer, Economics, Trade and Marketing

AU - African Union

Nairobi, Kenya

Project

JOB PURPOSE

Under the direct supervision of the Director, AU-IBAR, the Senior Policy Officer Economics, Trade and Marketing will contribute and provide technical advice for AU- IBAR’s annual/periodic reports/publications; and, as a member or leader of multidisciplinary teams, contribute to the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of livestock development projects and programmes.

Tasks

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide support to AU-IBAR technical units for integration of socio-economic analyses into animal health and, animal production support interventions;
  • Technically support AU-IBAR on matters related to the trade and marketing of animals and animal products;
  • Undertake economic analyses of actors/issues and trends that impact on the development and utilization of animal resources in Africa;
  • Provide technical back-stopping and guidance to relevant personnel in the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and AU Member States in the economic analyses of regional trends in the production, processing, consumption and trade of animals and animal products;
  • Collate, analyse and synthesize -economic, trade and marketing data and information to support the development of evidence based policies to promote growth of the animal resources sector and its contribution to economic development;
  • Provide support for the implementation of the policy and capacity development initiatives at AU-IBAR;
  • Represent AU-IBAR in regional and continental livestock socio-economic networks and related fora;
  • Contribute to the preparation and execution of AU-IBAR’s annual, quarterly and monthly work programmes and prepare progress reports on the socio-economic components in accordance with reporting guidelines provided by the African Union Commission and the Director AU-IBAR;
  • Organise and supervise the implementation of socio-economic activities in line with AU-IBAR’s annual work program;
  • Provide support in other areas of AU-BAR’s work and undertake any other duties as maybe assigned by the Director of AU-IBAR.

Requirements

QUALIFICATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics preferably in Livestock economics with 7 years of work experience managing a livestock economics , trade and marketing portfolio;
  • A higher qualification will be an added advantage.

OR

  • A Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Economics preferably in Livestock economics economics with 10 years of work experience managing a livestock economics, trade and marketing portfolio.

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • At least three (3) years of work experince in livestock economics in an international organisation;
  • Proven skills/publication record in areas related to trade modelling, market intelligence and using tools to monitor investments in the livestock sector.

FUNCTION SKILLS

  • Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks;
  • Ability to communicate clearly links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals;
  • Ability to provide innovative technical leadership by performing and/or overseeing the planning, development, and management of operation;
  • Proven conscience and efficiency in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.

PERSONAL SKILLS

  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to empower others to translate vision into results;
  • Ability to negotiate and apply good judgment;
  • Excellent Communication skills oral and written;
  • Excellent planning and organising skills and time management;
  • Good and effective collaboration with same or top level stakeholders i.e. Senior Officers and Ability to persuade, guide and advise top level stakeholders;
  • Excellent Teamwork skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

  • Proficiency in English or French. Proficiency in additional one or two other African Union official language(s) would be an added value.

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